San Antonio, Tx. We used to move our outdoor potted Schefflera indoors when a freeze was expected. After 20 years, we left it outside during a freeze last month. Damage occurred to the center branch. How can we protect this plant? Someone said to plant it, but I think a hard freeze would kill it. Suggestions?
If this plant has done well being brought indoors each winter, that is the best option for this winter as well. Keep it indoors to prevent any further cold damage, and it will most likely make a full recovery. You can also prune out any dead wood (that doesn't regrow leaves) according to these directions: